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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
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Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Must see Knossos and Museum of heraklion

Crete landmark fascinating full of historical and archaeological information The museum is a must see as it shows how the Palace of Knossos and the Minoan society developed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Crete landmark fascinating full of historical and archaeological information The museum is a must see as it shows how the Palace of Knossos and the Minoan society developed the guided tour around the palace was very informative. the visit to the museum we found we did not have enough time allocated as there is so much to see I would... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice palace place with some exhibition. Possibility to see real remains of the palace with historical exhibition insight. No dislikes.

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Whyalla South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an a in site. Why pick to built here, how did they do it so it remains standing today. A must visit for people who like history and ruins. Don't rush the walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like history a trip to Crete means visiting Knossos. An amazing place, plenty to see, would suggest you have a guide to explain the site and help you visualise life in those times. Very little shelter so sun hats, sun block and water esential in the hot summer months.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Paid over €200 for myself, partner and 2 children (11 &7) to do this trip to Heraklion Museum and Knossos Palace thinking that my youngest will be doing Myths & Legends in school this year and this is the place the Minotaur was said to have lurked in the Labyrinth. Firstly we were travelling from Maleme and were met on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The problem is that is is extremely hard to distinguish original building from the restoration carried out by Sir Arthur Evans. It would have been much better if lines had been painted to distinguish the old from the new. I had a lot of difficulty getting round on my mobility scooter and as there were random steps in many places,... More 

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Chorley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Easy to find by regular (and cheap) local bus from Heraklion bus station (bus labelled Knossos) which drops off ~100 metres from the site. Ticket price very good at 6 Euros each, and free for our daughter. Were wondering whether to go it alone with a guide book but opted for a guide at 10 Euros - absolutely worth it... More 

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Grantham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The site is large and a mix of original ruins and the reconstruction of Evans and his successors. With a good guide you can get a sound understanding of the Minoan civilisation.

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Shenyang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great site, huge area, try to get a guide or sneak inside a existing group, otherwise will be a little bit difficult to get all the information about the palace. There are not to many information boards.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Like the title says. I know you love hitting the beaches, but don't skip on visiting this historical site. It is highly recommended and worth a visit.

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